Rotorua is a multicultural city with around 150 ethnicities represented in our community
For students whose first language is not English, five secondary schools in Rotorua offer English language courses for improving English speaking, pronunciation, listening and writing skills before starting their tertiary studies or entering the workforce.
Western Heights High School
John Paul College
Rotorua Lakes High School
Rotorua Boys' High School
Rotorua Girls' High School
In addition to these high schools, two other education providers have been teaching English to non-native English speakers for several decades.
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest tertiary providers, with one of its main campuses located in Rotorua. In addition to offering mainstream tertiary courses, the institute has been teaching English language courses since 1986 and is well-known for its highly qualified and passionate teachers, and interactive and experiential learning methods. Enrolment is open to students aged 15 years and older.
Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA) has been an English language tuition provider since 1993. RELA’s academic programme offers English classes from beginner to advanced level, with a strong examination focus offering preparation for International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Cambridge First and Advanced testing. Enrolment is open to students aged 11 years and older.
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